Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Address: Calle 21 y O, Havana, 10400, Cuba | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Tlalpan Sur/South area of Havana, is near Old Havana, Plaza de la Revolution, Cementerio de Colon, and Lookout Farm (Finca Vigia).
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          • Restaurant
          • Swimming pool
          • Fitness/Health center
          • Bar/lounge


          • Wheelchair accessibility
          • Free parking


          • Suites


          • Shuttle bus service
          • Room service
          • Continental Breakfast
          • Business Services

          TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Nacional de Cuba Havana

          Reviewed by harleyjah

          You can't help but lover her!

          Reviewed Mar 12, 2016
          by (3 reviews) Redondo Beach , United States Flag of United States

          A grand old hotel that has seen better days, but I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Service is good and you can't beat it for the history.

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          Reviewed by mmbcross

          The Grande Dame of Cuban hotels

          Reviewed Jun 10, 2014
          by (22 reviews) Miami Springs , United States Flag of United States

          This exotic and renown hotel is well located in the classy (or at least it was classy prior to 1959) Vedado District on a low cliff facing the world famous malecón, a ten minute taxi ride from the historical centre. Built in 1930 as a casino hotel, it still exudes glamour and excitement. All the top people stay here. It's been refurbished and declared a national monument. Rooms vary in size from quite small for singles to huge doubles, priced accordingly. Bathrooms are all updated, but toilet flushes sometimes require pumping as is you were on a yacht. Some rooms still have carpeted floors, and are showing their age. Other rooms are labeled with the famous guests that stayed there. I slept in Tennessee Williams' room! Excellent section of bars and restaurants, though prices are a bit steep by Cuban standards. The buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner on "B" floor is excellent. One of the bars has photos of all the famous personalities that stayed here. The lobby is poorly designed and is very chaotic when the hotel is full in high season, with long queues for check-in and out. There is a lovely swimming pool hidden away on "B" floor. Has evening entertainment, including a cabaret show rivaling the Tropicana (in content, but not location).

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          Reviewed by sharonscanlan

          Historic Hotel

          Reviewed Feb 6, 2014
          by (14 reviews) Tucson, Arizona, USA , United States Flag of United States

          A must-stay. Yes, the carpet could be replaced but the rooms are large, comfortable and spacious on the Executive Floors. Breakfast was excellent and the history is wonderful.

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          Reviewed by roadscholarorg

          5 glorious days

          Reviewed Mar 11, 2013
          by (4 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

          .....wear your flexibility hat and you'll love it!!!!

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          Reviewed by kirby1306

          A grand place to stay.

          Reviewed Mar 31, 2012
          by (1 review) Birmingham , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Hotel Nacional de Cuba was just amazing. It looked grand and was very clean and in a great location. Rooms were quite simple but extremely clean and did the job , especially for those who don't spend much time in hotel rooms because you are too busy exploring the surrounding area. The outside space was brilliant, we sat at a table sipping cocktails whilst looking out over Havana. All hotel staff were extremely friendly. Breakfast was well presented with lots of choice, however, we did decide to eat our evening meal in the hotel restaurant one evening and it was nowhere near as good as what was provided at breakfast time so I would suggest for an evening meal it is better to find a nice local restaurant. There is a money exchange counter and a small swimming pool and sun lounge area , it was small but to be honest in Havana you should be out and about sightseeing etc!! Apparently some very famous people have stayed there in the past , if its good enough for them its good enough for you and me!
          A definite must stay!!

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          Reviewed by carofree

          Fun but noisy

          Reviewed Nov 9, 2011
          by (16 reviews) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          A fabulous iconic hotel.. I stayed in a lovely large room overlooking the main entrance, it was a little noisy but then I think it is just a noisy hotel.
          Breakfast. the only meal we had was ok, though the Cuban coffee station was fab... We also did the hotel tour which was very interesting and gives you the history of the hotel. All in all a great stay

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          Reviewed by c.i.222

          A must visit even if not staying there.

          Reviewed Oct 11, 2011
          by (20 reviews) Sunnyvale (zip 94087) in Silicon Valley , United States Flag of United States

          Nacional Hotel is a historic hotel opened in 1930 that had many VIPS and actors staying there during its hayday. Frank Sinatra's bedroom is adjacent to the Mafia office on the second floor with many other notables from that period. When we're in Havana, we always make it a point to at least visit there once to sit in the back patio to have drinks and a cigar on their comfortable red leather chairs and couches, and to watch the world go by. One can visit people from around the world there, another attraction for people not afraid to open up a conversation. Chairs and tables overlooking the Malecon is also a nice place to relax with two huge cannons pointed out to sea.

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          TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Nacional de Cuba Havana

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

          Travel Blogs from Havana

          10,000 smackers!

          A travel blog entry by harleyjah on Mar 12, 2016

          47 photos

          Havana! Get ready for a walk through history. How could you stay anywhere else but the Hotel Nacional de Cuba? It's a grand old lad, built in the 1930s, who has seen better days but you have to love her. The rum (Havana Club, Aņejo 7 Aņos) is good, but a bit pricier than elsewhere in the city. A short walk out the back takes you to the Malecon with …

          It's a wrap

          A travel blog entry by ukcat on Dec 05, 2015

          2 comments, 10 photos

          It's a wrap

          Although we were leaving Cuba today, we hadn’t finished our tour. Out of the hotel, packed and ready for our flight, we head to the historic and ornate Colon Cemetery. If you have toured a cemetery in New Orleans, you would find some striking similarities and practices. Elaborate memorials and tombs with some of the …

          A New Friend in Havana

          A travel blog entry by ukcat on Dec 04, 2015

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          A new friend in Havana

          With breakfast at the Hotel Nacional, we have a busy day ahead of us. We met in a conference room at the hotel with Fernando Saez, a Director of the Ludwig Foundation. The "Ludwig Foundation is an autonomous, non-governmental and non-profit institution created to protect and promote contemporary Cuban artists and …

          Finding the Fish in Havana

          A travel blog entry by ukcat on Dec 03, 2015

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          Finding the Fish in Havana

          Loading early for our long bus ride to Havana, we are looking at a cloudy day, turning to rain as we close in on Havana. Our first bad weather day of the trip. There is no new scenery or stops to make, other than a bathroom stop. Yadira and Allan utilize the time to take questions and discuss various details …

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          03. First light, Hotel Nacional
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